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Nordsjaelland – Fenerbahçe match preview

Representing Turkey in Europe this season, Fenerbahçe will play their 5th match in Group H of the UEFA Europa Conference League against Nordsjaelland.

Fenerbahçe is set to face Nordsjaelland away in the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Representing Turkey in Europe this season, Fenerbahçe will play their 5th match in Group H of the UEFA Europa Conference League against Nordsjaelland.

Having secured 9 victories and suffered 1 defeat in the 10 European matches played this season, Fenerbahçe aims to return from Denmark with a win or draw, securing advancement from the group.

Currently leading Group H with 9 points from 4 matches, İsmail Kartal’s team is ahead of Nordsjaelland, who has 7 points. Ludogorets has 6 points, and Spartak Trnava has 1 point in the group.

In the previous match played in Istanbul, Fenerbahçe defeated Nordsjaelland 3-1.

Fenerbahçe will guarantee advancement to the next round if they draw the upcoming match. In the last week of Group H matches, Fenerbahçe will host Spartak Trnava and face Ludogorets, another contender for advancement.

7 Absences in Fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe will be without seven players ahead of the Nordsjaelland match.

Due to injuries, Djiku, Becao, Mert Hakan Yandaş, and Ferdi Kadıoğlu, along with the not fully fit Serdar Aziz, Fred, and Zajc, are not expected to play in the match in Denmark.

Batshuayi-King Duo Returns to the Starting XI

Fenerbahçe’s coach İsmail Kartal plans to start the Nordsjaelland match with the duo of Joshua King and Michy Batshuayi.

These two players have directly contributed to 12 goals in European matches this season. Michy Batshuayi, who played in 9 out of 10 matches, scored 4 goals and provided 3 assists. Joshua King, in seven European matches, scored 3 goals and made 2 assists.

Oosterwolde Moves to His Region

Due to the injuries of Becao, Djiku, and Serdar Aziz, and Samet Akaydın not being on the UEFA list, İsmail Kartal fielded the Oosterwolde-Yusuf Akçiçek duo in the Ludogorets match. However, due to Ferdi Kadıoğlu’s injury, Kartal is exploring options for this position.

Kartal is considering fielding the young player Yusuf Akçiçek alongside Crespo in the center of the defense, moving Oosterwolde to his natural position as left-back. In the right-back position, Osayi-Samuel is expected to start.

Ismail Kartal will include Yusuf Akçiçek in the starting XI and complete the squad with reinforcements from the youth team. Muhammet İmre, Furkan Onur Akyüz, Efekan Karayazı, Ahmet Necat Aydın, and Kaan Akyazı are expected to be in the squad.

Match on Synthetic Turf

Right to Dream Park, which hosts Nordsjaelland’s matches with a capacity of 10,300 spectators, stands out with its 100% synthetic surface.

Due to the weather conditions in Denmark, the Danish representative plays its matches on synthetic turf, and Fenerbahçe has prepared accordingly based on the field and weather conditions. The yellow-navy players will take the field with special cleats for the turf and thermal materials for the cold. The match is expected to be played in a temperature of -5 degrees Celsius.

Nordsjaelland – Fenerbahçe match will be live on fenerbahcefootball.com

The Nordsjaelland – Fenerbahçe match will start at 23:00 (Turkey time) at Right to Dream Park. The match will be officiated by Jeremie Pignard from the French Football Federation, broadcast live on the Exxen platform on TV, and can also be followed live on fenerbahcefootball.com.

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